So, because I like to torture myself, and have recently given up one of my favorite pastimes for Yom Kippur or Lent or something, I have turned to the never-fail method of Really Bad Music Videos.
Invisible Woman, bless her, is right there with the bad 80's nostalgia trip. Thanks to her, I found myself watching this video by Vanity again and again:
(embedding disabled, which is probably a blessing, really)
Oh, I'm not saying it isn't the best song/video about money shots ever to be represented with feathers and giant glasses full of styrofoam peanuts. Just: well, the hair! the shoulders! the hair! the shiny! the burpy synthesizer! the gauzy floaty things! the Pretension! the HAIR!...
there was a lot of that about, sadly.
someone! left the wedding cake out!@ in the rain! apparently fatally. bummer, dude.
But Wait! There's More!
feel the PAIN:
So, today's boybands make you writhe and twitch uncontrollably, do they? Well, listen up, l'il missy: -this- is what SOME of us were subjected to in our tender youth:
Oh yeah, that's right: FEAR the fedoras. and the SKIPPING OF DOOM.
But the very best song and/or video of the era, and possibly ever, I still think, has to be this: